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officials and come up with new rules for future debates. their demands ranging from requiring opening and closing statements to the temperature in the room. now it's the rnc's turn to respond. rare and revealing interview. brad pitt and angelina jolie sitting down together to talk about sharing the screen, their family, and her difficult health decisions. >> it's just another one of those things in life that makes you tighter. she was doing it for her kids and she was doing it for her family so we could be together, which was -- trumped everything. trumped everything and anything. and crowning achievement. >> inside corner! the royals 2015 world champions! >> kansas city pulls off another stunning comeback to win the world series, a title through the decades in the making, giving fans a reason to say "all
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november 2nd, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a morning morning, and a sad morning in new york. a joyous morning out in kansas city. and for everybody who watched the world series, a tired morning bus it because on late. and what a comeback for the royals. >> can't blow leads in the ninth inning. much more on the came coming up in a little while as we congratulate the royals, but let's start with our top story on this monday morning. what caused the plane to break up over egypt's sinai peninsula killing all 224 people on board. well, a top official is out with some headline-making claims this morning. nbc global correspondent bill neely is in cairo. bill, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, matt. we know now that there was no
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that the plane broke up in midair. a lot of theories, but beyond that, very few facts. the kremlin says terrorism cannot be ruled out and the airline says a mechanical impact was the cause. what does that mean? it's a mystery above all for all the relatives for all those on board. coming home on a plane into their home city, the bodies of 144 people who left russia for vacation in egypt. this is where they died, but why is still a mystery. the debris so scattered investigators say the plane broke up in midair. the tail found three miles from the cockpit amid the poignant reminders of the lives lost. they are searching for clues and ruling out nothing. >> one of the things that you can't rule out at this time is whether or not there was an explosive device of some sort on the aircraft. >> reporter: a group affiliated with isis said they downed the plane, but their claim has been dismissed by russian and egyptian officials.
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fault could have caused the crash. only a mechanical impact on the plane could have caused the breakup. but the jet had an accident once before. its tail damaged landing in cairo 14 years ago. it passed inspection six months ago in ireland. the airline says the incident didn't affect the plane's safety. in st. petersburg a second day of mourning. they know russian charter airlines have a poor safety record, but they know, too, their country is bombing syria and they have been the victims of terrorism before. so for now all eyes are on the black box flight recorders recovered from the scene. they're still being skpanled in cairo. the voices and data on those most likely to unlock this mystery. and although terrorism isn't being ruled out, officials here in cairo and in russia say the most likely cause is a technical or mechanical failure that caused that catastrophic
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break-up. meanwhile here in cairo, the bodies of more of the victims are being returned to their families in russia today. matt, savannah? >> bill neely in cairo on this story. bill, thank you very much. now to the race for the white house. an upheaval within the republican party. side-stepping the rnc, the campaigns came together for a closed-door meeting and agreed on a list of demands for future debates. we'll talk about the impact of an already wild race in a moment, but first to nbc's peter alexander for the details. peter, good morning. >> that list of demands will be sent to the tv networks hosting the upcoming tv debates by the end of the day tomorrow. to be very clear, an unprecedented meeting with the campaigns grabbing back the reins pushing the republican national committee aside even as the rnc tried to end any revolt, announcing its own new point for debate negotiations. it may be one thing all 14 republican presidential campaigns can agree on.
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they're frustrated with the current debate system and going forward want more control. >> these debates are to highlight the differences in philosophy between the candidates. >> i know that harry truman couldn't get elected president with explaining united states of america's health care plan in 30 seconds. >> reporter: after last week's widely criticized cnbc debate, the rnc suspended next february's nbc news telemundo debate. following a nearly three-hour closed door meeting late sunday without the rnc in attendance, both compromise and disagreement. sources attending the meeting tell nbc news the bush campaign wanted the spanish language telemundo debate reinstated, but a representative for donald trump threatened to boycott this. a draft letter obtained by nbc news shows some of the
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campaign's demands. both opening and closing statements. equal time or equal questions to each candidate. another requirement, candidates may not be asked to raise their hands to answer a question. and while the debate may be heated, the room has to be kept cool, below 67 degrees. top republican lawyer ben ginsberg. >> i mean what happened happened, and so you often have to make course corrections, and now it's time to make a course correction. >> meanwhile after last week's uninspired debate performance, jeb bush is vowing to step up his game. >> look, i know i've got to get better doing debate, and i -- i may -- i'm a grinder. i mean when i see that i'm not doing something well, then i reset, and i get better, but for. >> but for now he's sticking to his guns, again attacking protell jage turned rival marco rubio for his poor senate
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you should show up and vote. >> reporter: rubio again refusing to take the bait. >> i have tremendous admiration, i said that at the debate. >> right. >> you're never going to hear me bad mouth him. >> there's real urgency here. the next debate is now just eight days away. the trump and carson campaigns, of course, may have the most leverage. together they combine for a majority of republican support as trump's rep told the room, according to sources inside, we don't want anyone on stage because all they do is take potshots and throw punches at mr. trump, and i don't need that. matt and savannah. >> peter alexander, thank you very much. let's bring in nicolle wallace, msnbc analyst and former white house communications director for george w. bush. good morning. >> getting fun. >> i know. just fascinating the dynamics here, so the candidates versus what's really going on. a vote of no confidence in the rnc. >> this is a wish to return to the way it used to be. the campaigns used to have a greater say and certainly in the general election and you guys know this. in the general election both campaigns, the republican and the democrat negotiate through their debate commission directly with the networks so this is -- this is a smart move by the campaigns to try to have more say, but the notion you could get a front-runner campaign like donald trump and an underdog campaign like bobby jindal to want and need the same things out of the debates is where they are going to go astray.
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i kind of expected to wake up this morning to some stunning demands. >> right. >> game-changing demands. >> right. >> thermostats. >> these are tweaks. >> yeah. >> but here's the thing. we're sort of talking around the edges of it. at the core is a massive generational distrust with the mainstream media and it bubbled over in the debate last week, and ted cruz on the stump in iowa this weekend talked about a litmus test that i've never heard before in my life. he said no one should moderate a gop debate who doesn't plan to vote in a gop primary. >> or hasn't. >> i don't know how they would ever enforce that and to me where republicans need to be careful is these debates are serving a lot of the candidates very well, and in my life i've never seen more republicans on the airwaves of mainstream media outlets from town halls and late night and daytime and taking great advantage. >> isn't the bottom line blaming the media a longtime winning
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strategy? >> it is because you can always find an example where it's legitimate and where they have to be careful is not to overplay this hand because they are the party behind them. >> chris christie says, on the other hand, if you can't handle a couple of tough questions or even what seemed like biased questions, how are you going to take on a general election against someone like hillary clinton? >> that's right. and, you know, hillary clinton's folks are saying we don't get any favors from the media either. so i think the frustration goes both ways, but the republicans are hoping to bring it back to some more even footing. >> nicolle, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> by the way, speaking of politics lester holt will have an exclusive interview with the president on "nbc nightly news" and more of that interview tomorrow on "today." we have some more information on that u.s. cargo ship this sank east of the bahamas during hurricane joaquin. the ntsb says the ship appears to have landed upright on the ocean floor. images captured by sonar appear to show the "el faro" in about 15,000 feet of water. remote-controlled subs will now dive almost three miles down to confirm those findings. 33 crew members died after that disabled ship vanished on october 1st.
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and now to that dramatic finish of the world series overnight. kansas city royals captured the team's first title in 30 years, and willie is here with all the highlights. wow. >> good morning, guys. they did it again. new york mets' starting pitcher matt harvey shut down the royals for eight innings, and as he walked to the mound to finish the game in the ninth, it looked as though the series would head back to kansas city for game six, but then as they've done time and again in these playoffs, the royals rallied. another night, another comeback. >> unbelievable base running by eric hosmer has tied it! >> kansas city tying the game with two runs in the top of the ninth inning. >> the royals have fought back the entire postseason. >> then three innings later the royals rallying once again. >> colon delivers into left! >> to take the world series title.
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the royals, 2015 world champions! >> for fans in kansas city it was a world series win 30 years in the making. >> i kept saying to everybody around me, don't count them out. don't count them out. it's exciting. it's more exciting this time, i think -- >> let's go, royals! >> -- because all the young fans get a chance to see a win after all these years. >> while back in new york mets fans were stunned. >> i'm a little disappointed. >> it's tough to be a mets fan today. >> kansas city came back in all four of its world series wins, including after game one on tuesday, briefly went dark twice because of technical difficulties. >> we have lost -- we have lost our picture. hi. we're having some technical difficulties. >> the royals went on to tie that game in the bottom of the ninth inning, eventually winning in the 14th. >> the royals win game one! >> last night they went 12 innings, setting up mets fans for another heartbreaker. >> there's always next year. >> world champions. >> while in kansas city the
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royals are the kings of baseball. we are the champions >> that party is probably still going on. there's a parade now scheduled for tomorrow in kansas city for the world series champions. new york city talk radio, sports is always exciting. this morning it's going to be a little more so because of the decision that mets manager terry collins made to send harvey out for the night. harvey asked for the ball and collins gave it to him, and that will be talked about a lot today. >> between that and the giants' football game. >> they will be going on. >> a lot to talk about. >> oh, my gosh. >> willie, thank you. in other news this morning, an e. coli outbreak has closed dozens of chipotle restaurants on the west coast. so far at least 22 people have become sick, but health officials are expecting that number to grow while they investigate. >> the chain has closed 44 stores as a result. officials believe the source is likely a fresh food product that was shipped to the stores. >> all right.
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let us get a check of the weather. we've got a warm week in store here in the east. mr. roker. >> we do. first we've go the to get through really wet weather, and, boy, has it been raining all weekend long in texas. take a look at some of the video. man, its is crazy stuff. flooding, all kinds of problems. we don't have that video. okay. let's just go to the maps and now we do have the video. you can see amazing rescues that took place all weekend long, upwards of 20 inches of rain falling in that area. the good news is it's done. the bad news is it's moving on to the southeast. atlanta, probably going to be airport delays in there, and, in fact, we're going to be looking at flash flood watches and flash flood warnings stretching all the way from florida into north carolina as the morning wears on. this pushes through during the afternoon on into the evening hours and on into tuesday morning. locally heavy downpours. atlanta, charlotte, montgomery, alabama, all being affected. rainfall amounts between today and tomorrow, we're talking about upwards of 3 to 4 inches locally between georgia and on into north carolina. the heaviest rain will be between 8:00 and 3:00 this afternoon. that's what's going on.
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>> that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right. a thank you very much. want to talk about a loss being felt across washington and also in hollywood this morning. natalie has more on that. >> hi, good morning, guys. former senator and republican presidential candidate and actor fred thompson died on sunday at age of 73 following a ten-year battle with lymphoma. born in alabama, thompson first made headlines as an investigator during watergate. >> the but on january 21st -- >> dominating senate hearings as minority council. >> are you aware of any devices that were installed in the executive office building office of the president? >> yes, sir. >> from there he worked as an attorney and lobbyist. it was when he was asked to play himself in a movie based on a high-profile whistle-blowing case that a new passion emerged, acting. standing at over 6'5", thompson
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for "the hunt for red october." >> keenior captains don't coming to this decision without having thought it through. >> in 1972 he was elected to u.s. senate taking al gore's seat when he became vice president. after nine years thompson left the senate returning once again to acting, starring as district attorney arthur branch on nbc's "law & order." >> we can't let a criminal extort his own freedom. >> after five years on the iconic show, thompson jumped back into politics in 2007. >> i'm running for president of the united states. >> all right. there you have it. >> his presidential bid was unsuccessful, but his influence, fwhoet hollywood and in washington, still looms large. with news of his passing, politicians an actors feeted their condolences overnight. in a statement thompson's family said, quote, he enjoyed a hardy laugh, a strong handshake, a good cigar and a healthy dose of humility. fred was the same man on the floor of the senate, the movie studio or the town square of
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lawrenceburg, his home. thompson appeared in over 50 movies and television shows over the years, and is the only sitting senator to ever take a full-time acting job. he began shooting "law & order" towards the end of 2002 and he left the senate in january of 2003, but what a storied career he had, both on and off the screen. >> you think about that, started as a lawyer, becomes an actor, leave acting go into politics and leave politics and go back into acting and leave acting to run for president. >> incredibly successful in all of them. >> exactly. >> legend. he'll be missed. >> natalie, thank you very much. coming up, an uber driver attacked by a passenger. the violent confrontation all caught on camera. plus, a power struggle inside the catholic church. the series of leaked documents that has the vatican on edge this morning.
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7:30 now. it's monday morning, the 2nd of november, 2015, and a nice start to the workweek here in new york as we gaze at the view from the top of the rock. >> really beautiful. >> very nice. >> statue of liberty in the background. here are the stories making headlines right now. the republican presidential candidates are trying to seize greater control of future debates. representatives met in private last night without representatives from the rnc to
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map out demands. among the changes they want to see, an equal number of questions to each candidate and mandatory opening and closing statements. an e. coli scare has led chipotle to close dozens of locations. at least 22 cases have been linked to restaurants in washington state and oregon, and the number could grow. chipotle says it is working with health departments to determine the cause of this outbreak. and the kansas city royals are world series champions this morning, defeats the new york mets, 7-2, in game five last night. it's the royals' first title since 1985. congratulations to them. let's start this half hour with the disturbing incident that was caught on camera. this happened in newport beach, california. an uber driver forced to fight back after being attacked by his own passenger. here's nbc's gadi schwartz. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: with a dashcam video rolling, this uber driver takes a violent backseat
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pummeling. >> grabbed my head and trying to smash it against the window. >> reporter: from the get-go, driver edward caban had a bad feeling about this trip. >> very aggressive and is swearing at me, just fading in and out of consciousness. >> reporter: he says his rider refused to put on his seatbelt, couldn't give clear directions, and kept passing out. >> at that point i decided enough is enough. >> reporter: here's what happened when caban tried to tell his passenger that the ride was over. >> get out my car or i will call the police. >> you [ bleep ]. >> reporter: suddenly he was getting punched from behind again and again. you can see the passenger trying to slam his head into the glass. finally caban is able to click off the safety of his mace. >> i turned around and i emptied as much of that spray as i could into his face until he got out of the car. >> reporter: win minutes police are there arresting the rider benjamin golden who was vomiting
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from the pepper spray. >> i didn't want him to get away. i've lost so much people on people like him. people like that take the food right out of my mouth. >> reporter: uber says they have banned the rider from ever using the service again, but caban says his days of driving for uber are over. for "today," gadi schwartz, nbc news. changing topics now, the vatican is bracing for fallout of two new books, run exposing alleged corruption and infighting within the catholic church. keir simmons is here with more. >> good morning. is this part of a power struggle around the pope? a leak from inside the vatican from someone it seems with an agenda because only people who would have access to the documents are inside the vatican. sabotage at the vatican declared pope braces for the publication of not one but two damaging books. "merchants in the temple" is based on allegedly leaked vatican documents. its author has uncovered the vatican.
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there was a statement made today. if the vatican were a company, they would be in chapter 11 and heads would be rolling from all the mistrust and financial abuses. pope francis has strongly spoken out against corruption, but before he became pope a book published by the same author documented corruption and intrigue. a scandal that became known as vatileaks and now tensions over the direction of the catholic church are surfacing again, with many asking why these leaks are appearing now. >> but the fact is that the pope has suffered from what one could call a series of unfortunate events. >> reporter: pope francis has introduced controversial changes opposed by some of the more conservative church officials making marriage annulment less bureaucratic and encouraging forgiveness for the sin of abortion and declaring if someone is gay and he searches for the lord, who am i to judge? but this week's second book "avarizia" is set to expose
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future of the church. and that book, which will only be published in italian, may reveal details of pope benedict's resignation there. there will be some worried people in the vatican until the book is published, which is later this week, guys. >> brushing up on your italian, keir? >> exactly. thank you very much. let us get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> well, guys, big changes temperature-wise over a large part of the country. this is with the jet stream last week, warm out west and cooler here in the east and the great lakes, but watch this. during this week we watch the jet stream kind of flatten out, especially here in the eastern two-thirds of the country. cooler than average out west and las vegas out in tucson, but much above normal temperatures from chicago on into parts of kansas city, new york. it's going to be 70 degrees by wednesday and 73 in macon and 73 in nashville. chicago, you'll see a high of 72, dallas 77. we've got some pretty good
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cascades in the rockies out west and windy and wet weather there, but here in the east we're looking at gorgeous weather, the exception, of course, being the southeastern atlantic states with heavy rain there. last flood watches are up. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the wo >> get your weather any time you need it. go to weather channel on cable at wet are.com. >> al, don't bury the lead. that is big week for you.
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we're back at 7:41 with some explosive claims about what life is like inside the church of scientology. they are coming from former member leah remini. well, nbc's kristen dahlgren is in los angeles. what she's saying and how the church is responding. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, guys. yeah, leah remini is one. highest profile church members to leave, so there's a lot of interest in what she says about the secretive church, including her claims of punishment after she criticized tom cruise. in an interview on abc's "20/20" actress leah remini recounts how she once expressed concern over tom cruise's behavior. >> he was like forcibly kissing katie. i said hey, get friggin' room and i was written up for that. being critical of tom cruise is
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you are a person who is anti the aims and goals of scientology. you are evil. >> reporter: "the king of queens" star had been a scientologist since she was 9 years old when her mother first introduced her to the church but in her new book "trouble-maker" remini describes the trouble she often suffered after the wedding of tom kues and katie holmes when holmes complained to church authorities about her behavior. >> if you can assume if you say something critical to the church you will be written up, husband, wife, mother, daughter. it's what the group does to regulate itself. >> reporter: katie holmes released a statement in response to remini's claim. i upset having upset leah in the past and wish her only the best in the future. remini says the cruise wedding weekend was also marred by church attempts to recruit her friends celebrity couple jennifer lopez and marc anthony. >> maybe i was barring that road for them. i was sent to florida for
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>> reporter: interview is the latest public controversy for the church of scientology on the heels of the documentary "going clear" released earlier this year featuring other former members speaking out about the religion and the church is now fighting back against remini. in a statement to nbc news staying in part her repeated ethical lapses and callous treatment of other led to an ecclesiastical review which resulted in her being expelled. she new regurgitates the tired myths that the church has repeatedly debunked. the church also denies remini's claims about jennifer lopez claiming it was remini who was actually disrespectful to lopez. they also emphasized, guys, their global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs. >> all right, kristen. thank you very much. >> coming up, pop superstar ariana grande, we'll take you behind the scenes as she unveils her brand new single. >> up next, one of the wildest finishes to a college football game you'll ever see, and why
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we're back now at 7:48 with the end of a football game you really have to see, really strange, dylan. >> the amount of laterals in this play alone were just incredible, but miami/duke came came to a wild end with miami's incredible game-winning kickoff return, but now it seems that it all may have been too good to be true. take a look at this final play. >> laterals. they practiced that on wednesday. >> going to expire on the game so this either goes or it doesn't doesn't.
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>> ball still alive. >> lateral. get behind. it still alive. >> duke doing a nice job staying all over. >> he's got blockers. >> they got blockers. they have got a lane. >> and then he goes all the way. the officials took a full nine minutes to review and finally determine the touchdown stands. miami wins the game, but social media wasn't having it. take a look at some of the video and images that started circulating pointing out several errors on the play, this moment in particular where miami's running back appears to be down. the acc eventually agreed saying the last play was not handled appropriately. both officials on the field and in the replay booth have been suspended for two games. >> whoa. >> get this, the game results still stand. even though there are no plans to overturn the game, we have stirred up some conversation on twitter asking if it should be. head to today's twitter page to weigh in. what do you guys think? >> i started watching the play
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back and they were just getting over -- i know you can't overturn a result, but there were clearly some real bad mistakes made there. >> looked like a rugby match. >> looked like my third grade dodge ball match, so bizarre. >> every kid has dreamed of a play like that. >> laterals. >> in the playbook, cool. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, a rare interview with angelina jolie and brad pitt together. they open up about family, fame and health strugles that have brought them closer together. >> but first a look at your local news and weather. you pay your auto insurance premium every month on the dot. you're like the poster child for paying on time. and then one day you tap the bumper of a station wagon. no big deal... until your insurance company jacks up your rates. you freak out. what good is having insurance if you get punished for using it? hey insurance companies, news flash. nobody's perfect. for drivers with accident forgiveness, liberty mutual won't raise your rates due to your first accident.
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it's day one for the university of iowa's new president. bruce harreld starts his job as university president today. the board of regents hired him two months ago -- a move that has caused unrest among faculty and students ever since. he's been met with a lawsuit and numerous votes of no-confidence. critics claim the search process to hire harreld was flawed, and that he isn't qualified for the job as university president. johnson county employees are seeing a bump in their pay... the county's minimum wage has increased by nearly a dollar... to 8 dollars and 20 cents. the board of supervisors passed
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, brad and angelina. the hollywood super couple opens up about sharing the screen for the first time in a decade, dealing with health struggles in the spotlight, and how married life has changed them. >> every three months i'll say, honey, i think i should learn how to cook. >> but really she can't. she has no business in the
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kitchen. plus, not what the doctor ordered. do you really need a physical every year? you might be surprised at what doctors are saying. wake up, maggie and we'll kick off your week with performance rock legend rod stewart, today, monday, november 2nd. >> we're here in new york city for the new york city marathon! >> i ran the new york city marathon. i'm tired and i want to be on the "today" show. >> celebrating my 18th in the big apple. >> we love matt lauer! >> i want to be the next savannah guthrie. >> after 30 years we've taken the crown. let's go, royals! it's 8:00 now on a monday
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morning. it is the 2nd day of november, 2015, and take a look at a huge crowd on the plaza, but also stop and take note of more of those marathon medals around people's necks. our congratulations to all the people who ran in and completed the new york marathon on sunday. nicely done. >> very well done. >> they are still standing. >> turn around and nobody is here. that yeah, exactly. >> right over here that a lot of medals, awesome. coming up, halloween is over and we're moving on to thanksgiving. chef curtis stone is here to tell us how to make the ultimate juicy turkey. we're going to school this morning. >> mmm. that looks really good. >> that looks really good. first, let us head inside. natalie has a check of this morning's top stories. natalie, take away. good morning. the russian officials say the black boxes from saturday's russian jetliner that crashed in egypt are in good condition. remains of most of the 224
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sent home to russia, and an official with russia's metrojet airline insisted today that technical problems could not have caused the jet to break apart in mid-air. instead, he blamed an external impact on the plane. meantime the kremlin says it is too early to rule out terrorism. republican presidential campaign aides held a three-hour meeting on sunday night to discuss changes they want in the format for future televised debates. a draft of their demands includes both opening and closing statements and equal time or equal questions for each candidate. the bush campaign also pushed for reinstatement of the canceled spanish language telemundo debate, but the trump campaign threatened to boycott. a 28-year-old woman is recovering this morning after she was bitten on the leg by a shark sunday while weight wading into the shallow waters off of coco beach florida. other beach-goers called 911 and dragged the woman out of the water. it was the 25th known shark attack in florida this year alone. the widespread use of mobile devices by children may be
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erasing the digital divide between low income and middle class families. in a survey of low-income minority parents, 97% said their children use mobile devices. most started before they were a year old, and by age 4, 75% of the children had their own smartphone or tablet and could multitask, and about one-third of the parents say they have used a mobile device to put their children to sleep. well, here in new york, more than 50,000 athletes hit the road on sunday for the 45th annual new york city marathon. temperatures were in the 50s and providing almost ideal running condition. on the men's side stanley bewott of ken roy crossed the finish line in 2:10, and it was mary keitany of kenya who won her second consecutive new york city marathon in a time of 2:24. congratulations to them and to all the finishers. dramatic video this morning
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of a sky diving adventure gone terribly wrong. take a look this. happened in peru. row can see the sky the diver dangling from right underneath the plane at about 10,000 feet in the air. apparently his jumpsuit got stuck on the plane's steps and he was up there for 30 minutes while they figured out what to do. eventually the skydiver was able to cut himself loose with a knife and he landed safely, suffering only a cut to his hand. >> wow. >> that had to be the scariest ten minutes ever while he was hanging up there and stuck. >> can't even imagine. >> reason number 4 million. >> not that you needed another reason. >> why get out. >> exactly. >> natalie, thank you very much. up next, the scientific explanation for why cats always seem like they are out to get you. and in a rare and candid interview, brad pitt and angelina jolie open up about their health choices, the impact of the health choices on their family and working together in
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with two ways to earn, it makes a lot of other cards seem one sided. . all right. 8:07. we all right.'r 8:07. we're back with what's trending today. >> time for trending and a big story this morning. i love cats. do you like cats? >> i have a cat. >> did you know that your cat is trying to kill you? >> i knew it! >> i figured that. >> no. >> so that is the new research. listen to this, guys. headlines everywhere. your cat may really want you dead and research says your cat may be thinking of killing you. what is it all about? >> this is research from scotland and the bronx zoo. researchers compared personalities of domestic house cats and four different wildcats and they found similarities like aggression and neurotic behavior, and from that some researchers have concluded that if your house cat species were
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kill you. >> mimi loves me, i think. >> my cat is like a puppy dog. she comes when i call. >> me too. >> mine is not trying to kill me. >> at least she doesn't want me dead. >> that's cool. what would you do if someone you worked with closely turned on you, selling details of your private life for everyone to see? that comes up because of a situation involving tiger woods. the man who served as his caddie for 13 years has now written a book. steve williams split from the tiger camp in 2011 in the fallout from some of the scandals that were surrounding him. in the book, he says tiger has a temper. he treated him like a slave. he says he used to throw the clubs and felt bad having to -- anyway, he goes into a lot of things, but the question remains
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if you're a team and caddie and a professional golfer are a team for all those years -- >> sure. >> -- should you ever go out and write a book and rye veal things like this? >> i don't know. there's something that kind of stinks about it. and why now? i don't quite get that either. >> his whole career was sort of based on this team with tiger so -- >> it's like he's profiting from it now. >> i think it's in bad taste. and by the way, for all his ups and downs and flaws and whatever, tiger made this guy a lot of money. >> absolutely. >> and some could say the other way around too. i don't know. i think this is a thumb's down. >> just not way you go. let's do medical news. do all of us -- i'm like let me twitch topics, let's talk about the doctor. do you go to the doctor every year for a physical? >> yeah. >> no. i don't either. >> i'm terrible about it. >> always told you're supposed to go every year whether you do or not and now a growing number
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of doctors say not so fast. they argue for some people the annual exam may be outdated and actually drain an already strapped medical system. now, this has divided the medical community. one doctor said a yearly checkup is a great way to reaffirm the patient-physician relationship so who should get yearly checkup? they say anybody who's overweight, family history of type 2 diabetes, and parents with hypertension. i hate to say this. i don't even have a primary care doctor. >> i don't schedule an appointment and tend to go when things are not right and do the checkup at this point. >> we tend to go to lunch. have a nice lunch. >> you guys go together. >> by the way, would you look at this. all right. now to the best celebrity halloween costumes, and your backstage pass with ariana grande. >> yeah. we are -- >> i was going to introduce you. but that's okay. >> i got excited. >> she's got a lot to get you. >> i have so much halloween stuff to get to. still talking about halloween this morning.
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you guys, of course, had people talking all weekend with your take on "peanuts." >> the what kind of feedback were you getting? >> creepy. >> matt again as a woman creepy. >> always creepy. >> and on saturday the weekend gang, we channeled the stars of "the voice." i was adam levine, if you can recognize me on the left. >> gwen was played by our own caresonda caresonda willie played a spot-on carson carson daily, and erika was blake shelton. there's pharrell played by sheinelle. she got into the dance spirit and willie played a spot-on carson daly. we weren't the only ones -- >> that's good. >> he does look like him. >> and we weren't the only ones dressing this up year. just when you thought we were all done with "frozen" taylor closed out her last show dressed as olaf.
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and idina menzel as elsa and beyonce and jay z and their blue ivy went from the characters of the 1982 comedy "coming to america." >> good one. >> katy perry decided to drop the mike by literally dressing up as an oversized microphone and can you guess who this is is dressed up aspirins? >> no. >> i thought it was eddie murphy for a second, but that is lebron james. >> that's the tallest prince ever. >> didn't stop with the costume and sang some of prince's biggest hits "purple rain" and "when doves cry." >> you'll love this, al. >> jessica rabbit played by heidi klum. >> doesn't even look like her. >> she's not bad, just drawn that way. >> wow. >> the whole transformation. >> that's crazy. >> incredible. >> spot on. >> she always goes over the top for her halloween costumes. that awesome. you know who else loves halloween? ariana grande. her favorite halloween. and she got in the halloween spirit while giving nbc's morgan radford a backstage look at her
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>> reporter: there's no question ariana grande has got our focus. focus in mind >> reporter: performing for a packed house at the iheart radio that it theater in los angeles, the 22-year-old singer proved there's nothing spooky about her new single. so you just performed this for the first time live. >> yes. >> reporter: and within minutes it was already trending worldwide. how did that feel? >> the it feels crazy. when i got off stage it was like there were a million people watching on snapchat, that's a new record and there's a trending thing and i'm like i hope it was great. i'm like i hope it was good then, yeah. it's surreal, crazy. so many eyeballs. >> reporter: with a combined 80 million followers on instagram and twitter, the focused singer is telling folks exactly what's on her mind one post at a time. you wrote a pretty incredible essay on the double standards facing women and the focus on their personal lives. how do you think that double standard plays out? >> well, i think it plays out in the fact -- well, in many different ways. i mean women are a million times more compared to one another.
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who they're dating, and it's almost as if that's their most important significance or relevance is who they're attached to. i think there are more important things to focus on. >> reporter: ariana is focusing on a lot these days. >> it was an amazing year. i worked really, really hard and i got to be part of some really special things, and i'm very grateful to be working and living my childhood dream, i guess, you know. >> reporter: and speaking of dreams, you surprised us all with an incredible duet with coldplay at a global citizens festival. >> oh, thank you. >> reporter: that was pretty spectacular. >> that was surreal for me. >> reporter: are there any surprise collaboratives we should come to expect? it would be a surprise then. >> you've got to share them. >> no. it's braing. like brewing, bubbling. it will spill over really soon though.
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>> thank you. >> mr. roker. >> all right. let's take a look and show you what we've got going on for today. we are looking at wet weather out west from seattle all the way to san francisco and mountain snows as well and some rain from atlanta on into raleigh as we make our way through the afternoon hours into the southeast and mid-atlantic states. it's also going to be warmer than usual throughout a good swath of the country. 90s in southern california in the southwest, and 80s through texas and 80 into the southeast and 90s in central florida. we are looking for more heavy rain through the southeast, mid-atlantic states, and that's as far north as it gets. plenty of sunshine through the great lakes. again, mountain snows as you get through the cascades and on into the northern rockies. wet weather and windy conditions
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that's what's going on around >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al. thank you so much. it's been a little more than a year now since sue of the biggest superstars in hollywood brad pitt and angelina jolie got married. >> nbc's tom brokaw recently caught up with them. tom, good morning, good to see you. >> good morning, good to be back. we got together with the newlyweds of the iconic sun setter to hotel in los angeles not too far from their home. i talked to them about their new marriage, how they have rewritten the celebrity guide book on managing fame and life's obstacles especially for angelina have brought them closer together. despite their worldwide superstardom, they sometimes seem just like another married couple. mr. and mrs. jones or smith. so now you're a married couple.
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you know, seas certified, and angie told me shortly after you got married she thought maybe she should be a more conventional wife and mother and thought about cooking. >> he looks at me because like every three months i'll say, hone, i think i should learn how to cook, don't i? >> yeah. >> and -- >> yeah. i just humor it but she has no business in the kitchen. >> their domestic life aside, turns out the way this celebrity couple celebrated their nuptials was by going back to work together on the screen for the first time in ten years, a film produced by our sister company, universal pictures "by the sea." >> what's cooking, good looking. >> reporter: in which angelina not only stars, she's the writer, director and producer. this is a much different film than request mr. and mrs. mrs. smith." >> the a little bit. >> we were joking at one point, this is like the beginning and this is like ten years later.
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this is what ten years of marriage will do to you. >> the do it. >> stop! stop! >> reporter: i don't want to give away too much about the film "by the sea" by i think a lot of fans and other movie-goers will be a little surprised by some things. here you have one of the most secure marriages in hollywood and this is about the two of you in a deeply troubled marriage. was this a big risk on your part? >> well, i think, one, i'm counting on the audience to know that if it was close to us at all we could never make this film. it's because we're actually very, very stable and these aren't our issues. >> blowing you a kiss. >> i'm blowing you one back. >> reporter: "by the sea" which seems more like a european art film than a traditional hollywood blockbuster is a deeply personal project. it was inspired by her own bereavement and grief after dealing with her mother's eight-year battle with cancer. >> i can't say what the whole familiar is about, but a lot of the film is when i went to visit
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my mom in the hospital when she found out she had -- she had cancer the first time. had to have her ovaries removed and very upset and feeling like this was taking out her parts that were female and there was a woman down the hall who was wailing, and i later found out it was a young woman who had not had children yet and that put everything into perspective. >> reporter: angelina's mother, the actress, was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1989 at 49 and died in 2007, this following the deaths of angelina's grandmother and maternal aunt also because of cancer. a few years ago a blood test revealed that angelina carried a mutation of the brca-1 gene giving her an 87% risk of breast cancer, a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, so in 2013 she had both
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breasts removed and underwent reconstructive surgery emerging as a beacon of hope for women when she told the world. >> well, i feel wonderful, and i'm very, very grateful for all the support. meant a lot to me. >> reporter: have you been stunned by the reaction to this, and are there parts of it that are worrisome to you? >> you never know what a reaction is. you have to just make the choices you make in life had. i made the choices i made because i believe they were right for me. >> reporter: then in march of this year while she was editing "by the sea" her doctor called with news that another blood test showed she could have signs of early ovarian cancer. she called brad right away. >> i was out in france and angie called me, and i got straight on a plane to return. seeing my wife have to be her strongest and knowing that it's the scarest estiest of news is terribly moving and not being there is a horrible feeling. >> reporter: together they faced
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she did not have a full-blown tumor, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. throughout the ordeal, her mother was never far from her thoughts. >> we had some of the same nurses, some of the same doctors so the doctor that did my ovary surgery was my mother's doctor. my mother had said to her promise me you will take angie's ovaries out and so we kind of got together -- both had a big cry and she said i promised your mother and i've got to do this. >> reporter: less than two weeks after her procedure she wrote an op-ed piece for the "new york times" to make other women aware of what they might expect if they face the same issues. in and leona's case, despite hormonal replacement therapy, her ovarian surgery brought on an early onset of menopause. >> every woman is different when they go through menopause and every woman -- i didn't know how
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the breasts would be physically changing and the ovaries is more your emotions change and your hormones changing but it's different. you feel different. >> reporter: for brad angelina's surgeries and medical challenges these past few years have been inspirational. but she had to make big decisions did double mastectomy and then about having her ovaries removed. how did you see your role in all of that? >> support, whatever's got to be done to keep the family together and keep the family together as long as possible is going to be done. no question it's a scary decision and there's many things that can go wrong and many different directions, but it was really led by her dedication this is what i've got to the do and this is what i'm going to do. >> reporter: did you have an appreciation of the emotional part of it? >> i just remember there was no vanity to my wife's approach. it was mature. it was an excitement to where this is our life and we're going to make about it. there was a strength in, that just another one of those things in life that makes you tighter.
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she was doing it for her kids and doing it for her family so she had -- so we could be together which was -- which trumped everything. trumped everything and anything. >> i think for as much as he speaks about my strength, i knew that he made it very, very clear to me that what he loved and what was a woman to him was somebody who was smart and capable and cared about her family, that it wasn't about -- not about your physical body so i knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where i was going to feel less of a woman because my husband wasn't going to let that happen. >> reporter: and in the long run angelina now thinks that her experiences might help others. >> many of us will have cancer. people all die and so to -- to face these issues together and speak about them and talk about what it is to be human i think can be a beautiful thing. >> as you know, hollywood is not
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is i'm very taken with these two because of their honesty. they didn't try to in some way to engage me in a way that would improve on their careers. i think her message is very important to women all over the world quite honestly, and they were going from here, by the way, pack to his hometown of springfield, missouri where he has a compound on a lake, spend the week with his aunts and uncles and other people and retreat to their very private lives except when they have something important to say, so hats off to the two of them. >> hollywood might not be your thing but people your strong suit and it was a great interview. >> i do admire their honesty, and what she does is going to be critically important downstream to young women coming of age and not being afraid to make the decisions that are very hard. >> and showing how to make them with such grace as well. tom, thank you very much. we should mention, by the way, their move "by the sea" from our sister company universal will be in theaters on november 13th. coming up we'll change gears and get ready for the upcoming holiday season.
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curtis stone will help us talk turkey. his recipe for the ultimate bird. dylan. and antonio -- can you say your name. >> so much better when you say it.
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8:30 now on this monday morning. it's the 2nd of november, 2015.
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a beautiful morning out here on the plaza. shaping up to be a great week. it's monday morning and it feels good. >> yes. it's going to be even warmer as we get into the week. >> yeah, i love that. >> really. by the way, the unmistakable voice you may hear in the background, that is rod stewart. his voice first discovered at a train station, actually playing harmonica about five decades ago. he's now out with his 29th album. >> wow. >> and he's going to perform for us in a little while. >> all right. and we just celebrate the halloween, of course. >> yes. >> and now we're already turning our attention to thanksgiving. all month long "today" food has your holiday needs covered and we'll get things started with curtis stone who is making the best turkey ever. got to get the bird right, right. >> centerpiece. >> and what's going on in the weather? give us a little preview. >> what's going on as far as week ahead is concerned. we're going to start off with some decent weather in the northeast but a lot of heavy
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week in the southeast. mountain rain and snow in the pacific northwest. that moves into the rockies in the mid-week period and going to look at more wet weather in the southeast. mid-atlantic states and northeast looking good so are the central plains and in the latter part of the week more wet weather making its way to the gulf where they do not need it. rain in the snow in the pacific northwest and showers making eir way through the great lakes and on into the northeast. that's what's going on around
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hand that's your latest weather. don't forget any time you need that weather go to the weather channel on cable, weather.com online. guys? >> all right, al. thank you very much. coming up, antonio banderas on bringing a minor miracle to life on the big screen, but first on
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"today" on nbc. you see this look on my face? sfx: growling that's not anger, that's hunger. so i'm gonna have a snack to make me feel better and once i do you will see a look of satisfaction and contentment blossom across my face. see, now i feel better. make your tummy happy mmm
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we are back now at 8:35 with a story that captivated the world's attention. 13 men trapped underground in a chilean mine for 69 days despite very long odds they all survived and five years later the ordeal has been made into a new movie called "the 33" made by antonio bairdias. >> i am crazy.
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but you know what, i have a daughter. and a wife, and you have a wife and a baby on the way. >> antonio banderas, good morning. >> good morning. >> what a story. on the one hand we all followed this and we know how it ends, but the movie really delves into what is happening and the human story there. did it feel like that to you? >> absolutely. we have movies where we know about the outcome and the story really tells the nuances, the subtleness of the relationships of what happened there. it's very important, and the story is just giving us simple
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>> you play a character named mario who became known as super mario because he seemed to be such a leader of the miners and i know you got to the spend some time with that. >> how was that? >> it was great. gave me a lot of data about the situation and the event itself, you know, and they found basically a survivor, a man that seems at the very early stages in his life, to struggle really, really hard to survive and life gave him after all an opportunity to use all of that knowledge, bills to save 32 people. >> i should mention this wasn't exactly filmed on some air conditioned soundstage somewhere in hollywood. >> no. >> these were pretty grueling conditions of the tell me about them. >> yeah. we were kind -- kind of miserable. we were shooting in mines, in real mines in colombia in two places. and it was, you know -- it was very good for the movie and very bad for us actually.
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>> you say you dropped some weight. i mean you guys -- >> we had to do that. >> we spent 14 hours in darkness, it was very cold in the mine and we had to fake actually it was very hard in reality what it was and at the same time we were breathing all the time this methane gas. it was, you know, tough conditions, but it adds realism to the story, that's what we were looking for and at the same time made us understand the conditions in which not these particular miners and this particular event but miners in general and workers in general, sometimes they are obliged to work. >> yeah. and it's a testament to the human spirit for sure. >> definitely. >> antonio banderas, congratulations on the movie. thank you. "the 33" opens on november 13th. coming up next, curtis stone spices up your holiday season with a new take on turkey and on "today's take" a look back at all the fun we had playing the "peanuts" and charlie over to you.
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we're back at 8:40 with "today's" food and the start of our month long series the ultimate thanksgiving. >> all month we're featuring recipes you search for most online so naturally we're starting with the centerpiece of the hole day, the turkey. chef curtis tone is here with a unique take on the traditional bird. curtis, good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm going to go and i've been in here four times, this is the best turkey i've ever had in my life. >> you've already taste it had. >> i've had four slices already. >> how did you do it? >> if you want a juicy succulent turkey the key is brining it. let me show you how we do it. i'm going to do a cajun spice turk they year which has onion powder, garlic powder and paprika, thyme, oregano, cayenne
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>> sounds like a lot of ingredients. any shortcuts you can take if you wanted to. >> you can cheat and buy a cajun spice mix. i mix that up and then i'm going to use this a couple of different times so the first thing we do is take about a third of a cup and we dump that into some hot water, into our hot water goes the spice, some sugar, a little salt -- well, not a little salt, a lot of salt. >> this is thanksgiving, go wild. >> this is just to season the bird and like beer like every good australian does so thanksgiving, if you get the right spices, the other thing i love about this cajun mix, you bring that up to a boil. the -- the beautiful thing about this particular spice mix it gives you a golden brown finish and i feel like we see that so often. once this is dissolved, you know, you want to achieve it yourself. >> we've got our tasters downstairs ready to dig in on this. >> we echo your sentiments, the best turkey ever. >> this is unbelievable. >> i want to east this. >> best, best, best.
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>> getting a lot of yes votes. >> as soon as your sugar and salts dissolve, i'll going to cheat. pick it up and add it to cold water. you put a little ice in that water and you end up with a beautiful cold brine. you don't want at hot brine so excuse me, go on, matt. wasn't going to make you do that. good work. >> this way or this way. >> doesn't matter. >> you'll see once that cavity fills up, basically singh that from the inside out. >> get in there. >> and then it's time to stuff it. so that stays in the brine for about 12 hours. stick the whole thing in your refrigerator and 12 hours late they are happens and then you get yourself some onions and bell persons and celery, you know, basically whatever veggies you've got laying around get stuffed right into the cavity of the turk to, a little bit of thyme and we'll go ahead and tie that up just like this, and the reason you are tying it because you want it to cook evenly and keep the legs together so it means that the breast and the
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leg are going to kick >> you put it in the oven, had you often do you baste this thing? >> that goes in there. >> got your baste over here which is the rest of your spice mix and have a look at this gorgeous golden color and then it comes back. you need to cook it until an internal thermometer reads 165, 170 degrees. >> mm-hmm. >> okay, and then of course to carve you get this beautiful succulent turkey. >> curtis, i'm telling you, not kidding, best turkey i've ever had. happy thanksgiving. >> you are not kidding. >> could you put the bread stuffing in the cavity. >> stuff it with whatever you like, little bit of vegetables, bread delicious in there. >> scale of 1 to 10. >> 12. >> and the gravy is really good, do you use the drippings to make the grave? >> i do, and if you stick around i'll make that in the next hour. >> we've been drinking the gravy. >> never seen matt pig out this much on any cooking seg sglnt
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decades from rock to disco and soul. rod stewart's album has fused together all of the best rod has brought over the years. mr. stewart joins us now. rod, good to see you. >> i couldn't be better. thank you. >> you look good. >> thank you. >> you took a 20-year break from writing, you came back in 2013. there must have been something getting back out and doing that that kept you invigorated. you're back at it. >> i was doing the american song book for ten of those years, so i wasn't sitting on me bum. i brought the book out. i realized how many songs. >> i like to read reviews sometimes, other times i think it's a bunch of gibberish. this is pretty good. this the album is age appropriate. another review said it feels true to who he is today. an entertainer happy to reveal part of his heart because he knows there is an audience out
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there who cares. does that resonate with you? >> yeah it does big time. spot on. that's exactly what the album is. age appropriate songs i suppose. most of them. >> 50-plus years in the business. if you look at the business of being a recording artist what is the biggest change todays have swlens you started? >> well, i would like like to be coming in now, it's so discouraging. the biggest change is you know, it's not the same business it was a month ago. and two years ago it's changed so much. >> technology? >> technology and records don't sell like they used to. i recorded all of the albums at home. it was a wonderful experience instead of going into a studio and spending thousands and thousands of dollars to get a bass drum sound. really a time waster. that's a big difference for me. >> we've been doing these interviews a long time. every time i say i want that outfit. i can't pull it off. no way.
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you always look great. you like clothes. >> yeah, always. yeah. >> what are you going to sing? >> a song called "love is." as if i know. >> you try. >> rod stewart. so you ask me with your questions the first time it's neither a blessing or a curse though i can't have a solution it would be reckless of me to try hold out your hand and i'll try
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it can pierce the coldest heart love is warm love is patient and the craziest thing under the sun so crazy i recall when i was a young man there was a girl that i met who i dreamed i would win she said you got to stop worrying about your future you know we're far too young for that i want to spread my wings i never saw her pretty face again love is life love is
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love is fair and knows no boundaries and the craziest thing i'll ever do so crazy i wish you well in all of your travels and i hope you search far it will hit you when you find one another and stay in your arms forever more love is life it does not seek love is blind and the craziest thing i'll ever do
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love is crazy one more time >> rod, thank you very much. love that. >> my gosh. his voice still. >> november now. time for our annual no shave campaign, joining guys all across the country by setting aside our razors to raise awareness for men's health. >> guys, you look pretty good, matt. this is just from the weekend. promoting facial hair for good causes. one of the firsts, started by a family that wanted to pay
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tribute to its beloved father and husband. >> as you see beards sprout across america during the month of november, you might wonder where the idea for all of this hair came from. >> if you go to our family -- >> one place is in a suburban chicago home of the hill family. when matt hill lost his battle with colon cancer in 2007, his eight children decided they just had to do something in his honor. >> how do we get from i want to pay tribute to dude the shaving? >> a lot of cancer patients undergo chemo and lose hair. we grows our hair for those. and donated to the cause. >> six years ago the eldest sister rebecca started the no shave november movement with a friend raising $2,000 in the fight against cancer. >> can you all believe the way this has grown? from what, $2,000 the first year to over a million last year. >> i can't believing it. it's crazy. >> it's a team effort, involving
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we spoke with matt's widow sharon and her children christine, thomas, aaron, and his wife katelynn. the rest of the siblings are across the country but communicate and coordinate using video chat. >> we have 13 out of 15 submitted. >> at 16, thomas is the youngest hill, he's barely even shaving yet. but he's fully involved. >> what do you do every day to keep this movement? >> i come home from school, i check online for all of the orders, i pack those up, go to the post office. get them out. later i go online and check for support e-mails because i respond to those. make sure the donations are coming in. i also help my brother design the website. >> they raise money for selling bracelets and t-shirts, the organization provides fundraising pages, where participants gather pledges. as the group has grown over the
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partners like rogue ale and spirits in oregon. rogue makes a beer brewed with yeast found in its brew master's beard and donates a percentage of the sales to no shave november. we're assured it tastes better than it sounds. for the hills the support is a tribute to one man. >> what kind of guy was your dad? >> amazing guy. the kind of role model that everyone hopes to have. >> every second i was with him he wanted to help, he wanted to be with his kids even when he was sick it was how are things at home. are you helping out. an amazing guy. >> what would matt think? >> i'm sure he would be extremely proud. extremely. because that's exactly what he did day in and day out. he was just giving, giving. and i think he would be extremely proud. >> as they ready for what is now their busiest and bushiest month i asked them how we're doing. >> on the "today" show we've taken up your cause we've been
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inspired by you for no shave november. some of us pull it off better. i'm on the low end of that. you get a little feedback u let me know if i'm helping or hurting your cause. >> i think that looks pretty good. >> better than mine. >> is it? boy, yours must be terrible. >> i think it definitely exemplifies what no shave is. a little patchy. however, we give points for creativity. >> a for effort. >> a-plus for effort. >> a little patchy is the best thing i've heard about one of my berds. >> pretty good. >> patchy. >> that is a great family and this really is, they have full-time jobs but they are coming home and working on this for their dad. >> no shave november.
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sh this morning on "today's" take sandra bullock on her movie and the one man who has changed her life. then, brad and angelina open up about their marriage in an exclusive interview. we're talking turkeys with curt is stone cooking up the ultimate turkey dinner coming up now. >> announcer: from news this is today's take with al roker,
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natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome, it's monday morning. we have a big crowd ringing in november 2, 2015 inside i'm morning jam >> lay it all on me. a little chorus. >> i like this song. i don't think i heard this before. where have i been? >> the hit sound on hits one. >> i listen to all the time with the kids. >> they are dancing now in kansas city. tell you that. royals won the world series. they came back again. they won in 12 innings last night here in new york city, they beat the mets 7-2 after they were trailing 2-0 into the ninth. the first world series title for kansas city in 30 years. they won in 1985, they tie it up here. throw home a good throw home. gets the runner but it's well wide.
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that's the tying run that sent it into extra innings. >> i got to tell you. watching last night, that whole controversy with terry collins and matt harvey, you know, he pitched great and then did not want to come out. >> they pulled him. >> no, they kept him in. unfortunately. and that's when it all went. >> as a manager do you listen to your gut or the player. he pitched great for eight innings. usually bring in a closer. they wanted to close out the game. once you walk the first hitter a lot saying it's time to take him out. then the rally started. kansas city tied it up and they won it in 12 innings. 7-2 the final. it's over. parade in kc tomorrow and the mets, they wanted more out of this. they got a young team, great pitching. they will be back. >> it was a terrific season. and they started out, nobody was sure. then boom, look how they finished. >> brought hope back. great.
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>> so we were the peanuts characters over the halloween. creeping out america. one peanuts character at a time. >> creep me out. it was your ears and head. >> i can't remember the website. there was a website that listed us in order of creepiness. charlie brown was number one. >> you know what the problem was in hindsight? among other things. the peanuts characters were characters with big heads and little bodies. we had little heads and big bodies. i mean, everybody's a fantastic job. our folks, our technical, just fantastic. >> i'm seeing now with all of the cute effects and everything. >> great job. the best character was dylan as the kite. >> but weekend today the voice you nailed this.
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you as carson, look at this. >> wow. wow. >> listen to the blind audition auditions. this is the seventh show i hosted already. if i'm not on television at any moment i'll die. we've got a special show for you. a full lineup to get to. our first contestant from los angeles. >> you were really good at getting the mannerisms down. >> i studied carson. he was sitting right across from me dressed as gwen stefani. >> disturbing. >> oh, man. that's not right. >> sheinelle was pharrell. >> it rhymes. >> there is erica as blake shelton. >> not even close. >> that was good. >> you were awesome. got it right down. >> you and your family.
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>> our town goes nuts during halloween. i think because it's saturday, it started probably around 2:00. had kids already. i probably went through 3,000 pieces of candy. i went to the store twice. i had to reload. >> we were kids my parents just would send us out, because we live in the projects and you would dump, after you got your haul you went out and started replenishing the candy jar. >> my kids are at school now. i did take some of theirs. >> a picture of luke dressed as obi wan kenobi. >> very nice. and your husband a ghost. >> this is my husband. he goes crazy. >> i love this. in and out burger. >> look what's on the grill. in the background it says eat if you dare and like little hands and body parts. >> nice. >> you weren't kidding. you guys go all out.
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>> i like how you have candy corn. >> i put candy corn everywhere. >> you guys had a great weekend. debra ran the new york city marathon. >> she ran with the abc news relay team. and they had a great time. came in at the end there. had great time like 10-minute miles. >> great. fantastic. such a nice day for it too. it's so inspiring. >> i know. >> i love standing at the finish line and seeing all kinds of people across the finish line. >> people from all over the world too and the country. i was standing at 97th and fifth waiting for my sister-in-law and husband run by. there were two cops working security in front of us the whole time. and someone from the nypd an officer was running and struggling. it was mile 23. these two officers broke security you can see in this picture, peeled off and they --
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gave her a nudge for i don't know a block or so and came back to work. >> incredible. wow. >> then i saw another firefighter running which is impressive on its own. he was wearing his gear. i couldn't see close enough to see what fire department. if someone's watching. >> that's an extra 30, 40 poundings. >> the tank, the jacket and the helmet. amazing. >> last hour we heard such a great interview, tom brokaw sat down with brad and angelina. they are promoting their first film together in 10 years and they talked about everything from their marriage, they got married a year ago, and how angelina's health problems brought them closer together as a family. in march of this year she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed and followed having the mastectomy after her gene mutation. here is what she told tom. >> there is no vanity to my
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mature, there was excitement to where this is our life, we're going to make the best of it. there is strength in that. it's another one of those things in life that makes you tighter, she was doing it for her kids and her family, so said we could be together, was trumped everything, and anything. >> i think for as much as he speaks about my strength, i knew that he made it very, very clear to me that what he loved and what was a woman to him was somebody who was smart and capable and cared about her family, it wasn't about -- it's not about the physical body. i knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where i was going to feel less of a woman because my husband wasn't going to let that happen. >> they make a powerful team. she said it. absolutely. they also talked about married life and one of the things that came up was i guess angelina joked she felt she should cook
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brad is not into her cooking. >> so now you are a married couple. certified. and angie told me that shortly after you got married she thought maybe she should be a more conventional wife and mother and thought about cooking. >> he looks at me. every three months i say honey, i think i should learn to cook. >> i just humor it. she has no business in the kitchen. >> she can do other things very well. "by the sea" produced by our sister company universal. >> i would listen to tom brokaw read the phone book. you know. god bless him. i am so thankful that he works with us. >> good interview too. watch it at today.com. >> what if he had been a weather man. >> you would be out of a job. >> i'd be out of a job.
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you're going to do that soon. >> rokeron this 50 states in 7 days starting on thursday. right now what we're looking at a lot of wet weather through california, got this just fire hose of rain coming in to the central part of california, mountain snow. we have wet weather through the southeast, probably airport delays in atlanta and afternoon temperatures getting up in the 90s in southern california, 80s in texas, 80s and 90s through the southeast, cooler where it's raining and as you can see we are looking at beautiful day here in the northeast new england right on into the great lakes.
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the co >> that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much, sir. up next, sandra bullock. i caught up with the oscar winner over coffee and a plate of early morning french fries. a really fun chat with one of our favorites. sandra bullock right if you're an adult with type 2 diabetes and your a1c is not at goal with certain diabetes pills or daily insulin, your doctor may be talking about adding medication to help lower your a1c. ask your doctor if adding once-a-week tanzeum is right for you. once-a-week tanzeum is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise. once-a-week tanzeum works by helping your body release its own natural insulin when it's needed. tanzeum is not recommended as the first medicine to treat diabetes or in people with severe stomach or intestinal problems.
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everybody. everyone -- there's only one wrong in this, only one and that is losing. >> how do you describe calamity jane? >> extremely human. she's -- she struggles with a lot of issues, you know. she struggles with addiction, mental health issues, but she happens to be absolutely brilliant at what she does which is she can manipulate situations for her garngs her win or for someone else's win or whoever else hires her. >> stand up on the level, come on, you, bigger. >> who did you get study for this role? so many famous political operatives, james carville, karl rove. did you look at one? >> i went and the lived with karl rove and he's amazing and said if you're going to do it do it right. i'll show you how i won for bush and going to show you everything. >> bunked up him? >> really nice guest room. it wasn't like camping, it was gaslamping. you know, sadly you didn't have to do much studying because we're surrounded by it every day. >> yeah.
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>> you just -- you just see people who are manipulators, who are brilliant manipulators. >> going through every quote he's ever given, every person he's ever met and vote he's ever made and look for ways of using it against him, fanned anyone has any qualms about this, thinks it's wrong in some way you come and talk to me, okay? we feel such pressure to excel and be successful, and i think what we're selling and deeming full is just completely off the traffics. i think when you get to the end of your life you say, wow, i spent so much time worrying about achieving this monetary success or being seen this way amongst my peers and being respect the and in the end you go i don't care. >> listening to you even talk right here feels like you have such great perspective on your career. >> i have absolutely none whatsoever. i'm an actress and i'm full of crap, and it's early and i'm lying. and i'm eating french fries. >> have another fry. >> that's the only truth right now i? say that because every time i
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interview but you talk about your son and how your career decisions will impact him. >> yeah. >> i don't hear about how it's going to impact your career. >> i've had a pretty interesting and fortunate run. >> you are the man! >> thank you. >> i'm starved and i'm armed. don't mess with me. >> you threaten my son, you threaten me. >> you know, i've been really lucky, and a lot of it has to do with luck so i work hard. i love what i do, but my whole life was working, that's all i had, in hotel rooms and suitcases and i loved it and i didn't have a home. i've been given a great gift with being allowed to be his mom. that's probably why i work every two years. >> houston, do you copy in. >> we had "gravity" an unexpected whirlwind beautiful little gift, you know. no one expected it. my decisions are purely based on am i going to have an amazing lifetime experience, and that's based on whether louie is happy
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or not. >> go, go, go, yes. take it, yes. >> hold it. >> the bus chase scene, how to put this gently. it culminates in a moment. there's a full moon over la paz. >> la paz looks best when there's a clear sky and full moon. i like to call it a blue moon, and we had full, full moonage, you know. sometimes your best face forward is not the best way to enter or leave a room. sometimes -- sometimes the exit is better than the perspective of the person exiting. >> and when people seat movie they will know exactly what they are talking about. enjoy the fries. >> thank you so much for splurging. >> you'll have to see "our brand is crisis "to understand that cryptic conversation about the full moon but i think you get the point. coming up next, the surprising uses for everyday items and we put them to the
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if you're taking multiple medications, does your mouth often feel dry? a dry mouth can be a side effect of many medications. but it can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath. that's why there's biotene, available as an oral rinse, toothpaste, spray or gel. biotene can provide soothing relief and it helps keep your mouth healthy too. remember, while your medication is doing you good, a dry mouth isn't. biotene, for people who suffer from a dry mouth. ever open a can of paint to find it all dried up, or does your can opener start getting stuck after a few uses? tamron is about to rock our world. she's the lifestyle director at "woman's day" magazine and has clever uses for everyday items. this is what i've been waiting for. >> good. >> for example, just this weekend, my can opener was like -- >> we have all been there, al, let me tell you. the trick is -- >> wax paper.
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cut a piece and fold it a couple of times to get a nice long strip and the wax from the paper will lubricate the blades so that it will glide over the can easily the next time? that's very cool. >> there's that. wax paper can also help save the remnant cans of paint you have. >> this is my favorite tip and it's because we've all been there with house projects, have half a can left. before you store t.trace the lid on to wax paper and cut yourself a circle and then you're going to float it on top of the paint and it's going to prevent that layer, that thick layer on top that when you mix it back in that will leave you with chunks and an unevenmazing. how did you know? >> that's what we're here for and find the tips out for you. >> once we have the paint and dripping for the paint and a use for may nanz. >> you can get these drips off
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the tile, try them when they are wet, a little dab of mayo on the corner of your dry cloth and you'll swipe and what's happening here is the oil from the mayonnaise is attracting the oil in the paint because oil and oil -- >> breaks down. >> they attract one another so you're breaking it down. >> that's pretty cool. >> nice and easy. >> does that work with latex-based paint. >> most paint has oil in it unless you're using a water-based but, of course, the trick get it while it's still wet and this is for your hands, too, which is great. >> little manicure. >> exactly. >> so when you don't have time for a full manicure, dip your hands in there, use mayo from the fridge. it's got oil. >> really hydrating. >> leave it for five to men minutes or apply it to the cuticle if you want. it will leave your nails super soft, hydrated and, you know, you don't have to head out to the salon. >> and then you can make a sandwich. >> what are we doing with the chowk.
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and instead of reaching for a lubricant that can trap the dust and debris and take a piece of chowk, scrape the side of the key and you're getting all that dust in there and the chalk is going to act as a drying agent so that when you get to open the lock it glides out easily. >> put one in here in the you'll lock. >> you can. do the key first and turn it a couple of times. the first thing to try before reaching -- >> explain this to me. a jewelry box here. >> chalk is porous so it's naturally absorbant which means that it can stop silver from tarnishing, so throw a piece or two in your jewelry box or your grandmother's silver for your entertaining and it's going to keep you from having to use elbow grease. >> place it in there and replace it every couple of mintz land keep it kind of shiny. >> you're kind of a genius. >> can't take all the credit. >> tamron, nice job. halloween is over and time to start thinking about thanksgiving, and curtis stone, we can smell don't be envious, be envied
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a former wedding venue has reopened as a church... after it made a controversial decision earlier this year. the "gortz haus gallery" was fined by the "civil rights commission" for declining to host a same sex marriage. the fine and backlash from the move hurt the business beyond repair... so "harvest bible church" bought it out... to act as a new home for its services. the church cannot be fined by the commission... because it's a non profit. that gives it the freedom to decide the type of weddings to allow. a man is behind bars after leading police on a chase through the metro. it started at southeast 14th and
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hartford avenue... just before three a-m. officers laid down stop sticks... puncturing the suspect vehicle's wheels. that caused the vehicle to come to a stop near southeast 6th and east m-l-k. the driver then took off on foot... but a k-9 unit chased him down. no word on any injuries. tonight is game two of the state football playoffs... here's a look at some of the match ups... valley at waukee... lewis central at ankeny... and norwalk at gilbert. we'll have complete coverage of those games... and many more... on the
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taking a look at the headlines, and e. coli outbreak has shut down dozens of chipotle restaurant on the west coast. at least 22 people have become sick from e. coli, but health officials are expecting that number to grow while they investigate the cause of the infection. the chain has closed 43 locations in washington and oregon. officials say the source is likely a fresh food product that was shipped to the stores. investigators in pennsylvania and new jersey are
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put needles into candy bars that were handed out to trick-or-treaters. at least four children received tampered candy, but thankfully no one was hurt. authorities say they don't know whether the candy was altered by a person passing out halloween treats or by someone at a store or the manufacturer. a growing number of prominent doctors, scientists and government agent significance around the world are urging parents to limit the amount of time their children spend on smartphones. they warn the phones emit a form of radiation similar to a low powered microwave oven. cell phone providers say they follow all fcc guidelines but those standards were developed nearly 20 years ago. critics say they are outdiscriminate dated. some sad news this morning, former senator and actor fred thompson who is died. he served as a u.s. senator for eight years and ran for president in 2008, but many will remember him from his role as a district attorney on the show "law & order" and for movies like "hunt for red october" and
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"cape fear." thompson died from a reoccurrence of lymphoma. he was 73 years old. movie-goers were apparently scared away from movie theaters this halloween weekend. according to early estimates, it was the worst box office weekend for the year so far. "the martian" though came out winner pulling in $11.4 million. "goosebumps" was second and "bridge of spies" was third. take a look at this dramatic video of a sky diving trip gone wrong this. happened in peru, and you can see the sky diver just dangling from underneath that plane at about 10,000 feet in the air. his jumpsuit got stuck on the plane's steps, on the steps and he was up there for 30 minutes while they figured out what to do. eventually the sky diver was able to cut himself loose with a knife, and he landed safely suffering only a cut to his hand, but it is truly remarkable that he made it down safely. let's get a check of the weather right now from mr. roker. hey, al. >> perfectly working airplane but why jump out.
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just me. anyway, as we take a look at week ahead here's what we expect early part of the week wet weather through the southeast. mountain snows in the pacific northwest, cascades as well, the sierra. wet weather in california where they need it. as we get into the mid-week, more rain and wet weather through the southeast. gorgeous here in the northeast, new england, on into the great lakes. snows moving into the rockies and the northern plains. sunshine along the west coast and as we get into the latter part of the week a lot of wet weather down through the gulf again where they do not need it. they have been getting slammed from texas on into louisiana, mississippi and alabama. that extends all the way up into
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that's what >> and that is your late weather. now to two social media stars, nash greer and cammon dallas. national, king of vine with devote the fans watching his six-second videos like this one with his sister which has been viewed more than 20 million times. you can call me green beans >> green beans. >> meanwhile, carpal tmn 1 million followers across all his social media accounts including vine with items like this. >> that's a keeper. that one was really good. >> now you can catch both of them in a move called "the outfield" a coming of age story about high school seniors who play ball in pier yeah, illinois.
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>> kings of vine, shall we call you. for people who don't really get what vine, is why do it? what is it about vine that you guys love so much? >> i would say just allows us to connect with people and especially the youth and when vine first came out a year ago we hopped on it and decided to make video. >> connect with the youth, you're the youth. >> just a fun activity. do it because it's fun. >> can you tell us a story in six seconds. >> you can tell a story in whatever amount of time that you can get something on a camera. that's 1,000 words. >> might be a little hard to tell a longer line, but, you know. >> a lot of people making vine but sdroent 27 million followers like what you have. what is it about what you're doing that's caught on, do you think? >> for me personally, if you look at way social media is set up, like we both have a lot of followers on vine but they are also distributed among youtube and instagram and twitter and snapchat and when there's millions of people that you can talk to and access that easily, like for me personally, like i say, just being honest and being
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myself and that kind of like helps me i guess talk to -- to people and get followers. i can't really explain. >> hard to explain. then you see somebody like james franco redoing your thing. take a look, pretty good of this >> the royals. >> and you can call me queen bee. >> green beans. >> and we'll never be royal. >> how did that make you feel? >> it's cool. a great actor, so, very, blessed. >> now you're going feature film style. >> okay. >> we're going from six seconds to almost two hours. >> transition. >> tell me about "the outfield." what's the movie? >> want to take it. >> it's about three kids who are best friends and they have grown up together and everything and it starts the beginning of the season and goes until the end of the season and they are seniors in high school committee kind of like a coming of age story. we're all kind of becoming men and it follows our journeys and our ups and downs and just teaches really cool lessons throughout whole thing. >> and how like your decisions
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when you're that age kind of form and shape your future. >> yeah. >> and that's a big year for kids, you know, like seniors in high school, like the classes and decisions you make then determine your life forever so it's definitely a cool thing. >> well, nash -- >> did you see it. >> online. >> how old are you? >> i'm 17. >> i'm 21. >> nash and cameron, guys, thanks so much. by the way, a lot of people, "the outfield" will be out on itunes next tuesday so check it out. coming up next, the holiday season officially in full swing and curtis stone is kicking things off with us. how you doing? hey! how are you? where are we watching the game? you'll see. i think my boys have a shot this year. yeah, especially with this new offense we're running... i mean, our running back is a beast. once he hits the hole and breaks through the secondary, oh he's gone. and our linebackers and dbs dish out punishment, and never quit. you didn't expect this did you? no i didn't. the nissan altima.
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>> we lut our soon choose the outfits and this year he said daddy i want you to dress like a hot dog, no way. >> pause that picture would live forever forever forever. gravy. first of all, you sttysu sapt ou,a st thing. see that all in the bottom. >> i'm fond of that. >> a little bit of thyme goes from there. >> i've removed the stuffing from the turkey. if you didn't want to eat this which i love, but can you throw that into the gravy as well. >> onions and celery. >> and peppers. >> i'll turn it up a little higher. you want to cook all of this cookness out. if you wanted to use a little wine now is the time to pour it in. >> and there's our chicken stock. >> the grid shows you the chicken stock, butter, flour, oregonno, garlic powder and all the ingredients there. >> you literally cook this down and you just grape all those bits off. bring it up to a billy, right, and then you're going to strain
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it through a strainer so you end up with this beautiful looking sauce. if you want to take the fat off you can. >> but you don't have to. >> don't have to. there's lots of flavor in here. move over here to a separate pan and we'll start with the roux which is basically how we'll thicken the sauce. equal quantity of butter and flour. doesn't matter how much you use. >> just start whisking that? >> i reserved a little bit of the spice mix because i did a cajun turkey so some of that spice i throw in there as well. >> that's got a kick, it's delicious. >> isn't it great? >> and then you take the chicken stock which has been reduced down with the sauce that's in the pan and once this stuff starts to bubble and you see it happening now, tweak it up ever so slightly more then you go ahead and pour this good stuff in, just a little bit at a team and it will thicken up almost straight away and if you keep whisking it you can keep pouring that in a little like would you
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>> meantime, great cranberry. >> or just dump it in like that. >> different take on not only cranberries but figs. >> what's thanksgiving without cranberries. beautiful fresh cranberries into a little bit of water. i've got some dried figs which are also great. throw those in whole and dump in the sugar and a little bit of flavor. original zest and some cinnamon, that all goes in -- >> not those. >> that's an alternative. >> if you wanted to do something it comes down to this, perfect for the thanksgiving turkey. >> our judges. >> i love the fig, never had that before, it's great. >> can also do a thanksgiving or holiday kind of snack with a little blue cheese on the bottom of the toast with some walnut. >> sweet, savory. >> curtis, thanks so much. for these recipes and more thanksgiving ideas head to today.com/food. coming up, got her big break with a single "the story" and
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she's a singer/songwriter from outseat of seattle with her 2007 hit single "the story." the song from the album of the same name was featured in an episode of the tv drama "grey's anatomy" and landed on the top 100 charts. well, she's breaking out again with her latest album "the fir watcher's daughter." the record is her highest charting to date and her first number one on billboard's top rock album chart, and last summer she hit the road on an unplugged tour and left her guitar cables and mikes at home but brought her 1-year-old daughter along for the ride. here now is brandi carlisle performing her latest song wherever is your heart off her
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take it away. i think it's time we found a way back home you loose so many things you love as you grow i missed the dates when i was just a kid my fear became my shadowings i swear it did where is your heart i call home wherever is your heart i call home though your feet may take you far from me, i know where is your heart i call home you made me feel like i was always falling always falling down without a place to land somewhere in the distance i heard you calling oh, it hurts so bad to let go of your hand wherever is your heart i call home wherever is your heart i call home though your feet may take you
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wherever is your heart i call home even when you're high, you can get lowe even with your friends you love you're still alone we always find the darkest placing to snowed god forgive our minds we were born to roam wherever is your heart i call home wherever is your heart i call home though your feet may take you far from me, i know wherever is your heart i call
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oh, god forgive my mind oh, god forgive my mind when i come home, when i come home oh, god forgive my mind there's a road that's long and winding, it hollers home i'm calling home oh, god forgive my mind oh, god forgive my mind when i come home when i come home oh, god forgive my mind oh, god foregive my my mind when i come home when i come home wherever is your heart i call home wherever is your heart i call home though your feet may take you
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wherever is your heart i call home >> brandi carlisle, fantastic. thanks so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. congratulations. nice job.
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>> great. good morning, ladies. >> how about that turkey. curtis' turkey, delicious. >> awesome. >> gravy, not quite as good as my momma's. >> guess who we have. >> lou diamond fill sglips and you'll love this lady, the leggings lady. >> yes. >> you have to meet her. >> she's a blast. >> she's lots of fun. and rob sciuto with "the hollywood buzz."
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then the hoda woman will be withit's day one for the university of iowa's new president. bruce harreld starts his job as university president today. the board of regents hired him two months ago -- a move that has caused unrest among faculty and students ever since. he's been met with a lawsuit and
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critics claim the search process to hire harreld was flawed, and that he isn't qualified for the job as
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. oh, that salena gomez, hoda woman.
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